Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Glacier Express - © Switzerland Travel CentreWednesday 21 December 2022 to Wednesday 4 January 2023

This popular, annual visit to Switzerland over the festive season is a firm favourite and guarantees a sociable ‘White Christmas’ with fellow travellers. Enjoy first class travel on the wonderful Bernina and Glacier Express trains through snow-capped mountains and explore independently during our stays in Interlaken, Chur and Lausanne or join daily optional escorted excursions organised by your tour leader.

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Canada in the Snow

Sunday 5 February to WNiagara Falls in winter - © Aqnus Febriyant/shutterstockednesday 15 February 2023

Canada in winter is every bit as beautiful as summer but very, very different. Memories of a frozen Niagara Falls, an early morning sunrise reflecting off the snow covered Prairies at 20 degrees below and the Rockies with their winter mantle will stay with you for ever. Travel in style on VIA Rail’s famous Canadian and stay at top quality hotels.

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Snow on the Alps

Swiss Alps near Interlaken - © JayParkTuesday 7 February to Thursday 16 February 2023

Travel through snow-capped mountains, white Alpine scenery and ride the UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway' on this popular winter holiday. This rail tour is a fantastic way to see the Swiss Alps in their full winter glory, from the comfort of the train!

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Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 12 February to Thursday 2 March 2023

Join our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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Sri Lanka by Rail – Viceroy Special

Mount Lavinia Beach - © VisitColomboSaturday 4 March to Wednesday 15 March 2023

Sri Lanka is considered to boast one of the finest rail journeys in the world in terms of engineering marvel and breathtaking scenery. The amazing diversity of landscape, climate, geographical elevations and mist clad mountains, valleys and waterfalls are found all along the route. Enjoy the wonderful views as you travel on our chartered Viceroy Special Train.

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Japan – Trains & Cherry Blossom

Himeji Castle in springTuesday 28 March to Saturday 15 April 2023

A revised version of this comprehensive tour taking in new lines and visiting new sites which Ffestiniog has not visited before. Old favourites are also included as we travel by steam train, tram and bullet train during Japan’s famous cherry blossom season.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralSunday 16 April to Friday 21 April 2023
Sunday 1 October to Friday 6 October 2023

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Dresden Steam Festival

Abend - © Dr. Christof SchröflWednesday 12 April to Wednesday 19 April 2023

Our tour to Dresden for the Steam festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 15th Festival weekend in 2023. Other excursions include return journeys on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn and a paddle steamer up the Elbe.

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Ffestiniog Railway - Behind the Scenes

Palmerston crossing Snowdon Street - © Chris ParryFriday 21 April to Tuesday 25 April 2023
Friday 13 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

An access all areas tour of one of the most famous narrow gauge railways in Britain, if not the world. Travel the length of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways’ 40-mile track from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits to Blaenau Ffestiniog, surrounded by mountains and slate quarries. We step behind the scenes of the Ffestiniog Railway and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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Greece – Mountains & Myths

Meteora MonasteriesWednesday 3 May to Monday 15 May 2023

A comprehensive tour to the Greek mainland which, in true “Small and Traditional” style, includes rural village hospitality. In addition to visiting several of Greece’s famous historic sites we will, of course, enjoy some scenic rail travel.

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Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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